By Bright Xiao and Kaitlyn Bell
On Saturday, May 20, NHP’s junior prom was held at K-Pacho, starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. The tickets for the event were priced at $90 per student. For many students, the night was filled with excitement and anticipation as it drew in a large crowd.
The night included a DJ, a food buffet, an ice cream bar, a drink bar and a photographer. Many students floated around the bar which served Shirley Temples, fountain sodas and other drinks. The photo station, consisting of a gray backdrop and red carpet, was placed near the entrance to the venue room.
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As students entered the venue, they were greeted with their table numbers, a photo booth and NHP administration before sitting in the main room.
Many administration and staff attended as chaperones for the event. Class of 2024 advisers Ms. Katz and Mr. DiScala who planned and coordinated the event were also present.
“Overall, I think it went wonderfully; everyone had a great time and everyone was just amazing,” Principal Dr. Faccio said.
“Lots of effort and planning went into this event, including working with the venue, booking a DJ and getting board approval. The night itself was awesome; the kids had fun, everyone danced, it was exactly the way a prom should be. I’m just glad that everyone had a great time and enjoyed it,” Ms. Katz said.
Students shared their opinions regarding different aspects of the night.
“Junior prom was really fun. The DJ played trendy songs and the food choices were nicely picked,” junior Jada Perez said.
“It was definitely the most fun I had in a long while,” junior Ian Alana said.
“I had an enjoyable time at junior prom. It was great to spend some time with my friends and to see everyone all nicely dressed up,” junior Grace Heskial said. “I thought the main food was alright, but really enjoyed the desserts and the way they were presented.”
“It was really fun, and I can't wait for next year's senior prom,” junior Pratham Desai said.
“Everyone is dressed to perfection. You know, it looks very nice, it's a new atmosphere,” junior Nathaniel Park said.
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Juniors Michell Hurd, Rosie Zehnter, Navpreet Singh, Sam Ingersoll and Anastasia Infante gladly pose for a picture at junior prom.
Many Class of 2024 officers expressed pride following their preparation and work for the event after hearing the positive remarks about the prom.
“There's a lot of planning involved, especially with the officers. Events like these need lots of coordination to make them fun and make sure that it is the best it can be. There was also a lot [accomplished] through our class president and the amount of ties he had; he really helped facilitate this event,” junior Ayush Patel said.
“We worked hard. We met after school a couple of times to do centerpieces and to plan this entire thing out,” junior Kanav Dani said.
“It was a lot of work. We had the spot, but we got the centerpieces going and all that, and we worked together and got through it,” junior Anthony LaSala said.